tfredvik (1417) - Oslo, - NOV 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What, a De Moolen beer with carbonation issues? It gushes lightly, but since I pour faster than my own shadow, nothing ends up on my table. In the glass the beer looks more or less black, and has a large, creamy, light-brown, long-lived head that leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is strong, pleasant, sweet, roasted and malty. I get lots of chocolate and dark caramel, also sweet dried dark fruits. In the back there are very nice notes of alcohol in a sherry kind of way. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Strong flavours that are dominated by sweet tasting chocolate and caramel. In the back lurk the hops, faint spices and liquorice. The body is medium to full, the texture oily and the carbonation is quite lively. I did get some vague metallic hints in the first couple of sips, but they disappear quickly. A very, very nice beer!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year 3 months after bottling/3 years 9 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
bonkiedeaap (428) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Albert Heijn. The beer is black colored and has nearly no head, which should be cream colored. Also carbonation is a little low.
The aroma is a very rich palate of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, and some sweetness of raisins and caramel.
The taste is overal medium sweet with notes of caramel, dark fruits and a hint of alcohol.
The aftertaste is a well balanced light bitter. First there is the sweetness and then a hint of the used hops is noticable. Above all, it’s very warming and the alcohol is noticable in the background.
Seriously, one of the best beers in Holland. Shame it’s so expensive (€3,00 a bottle).
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Hazy brownish pour with a frothy head. Notes of berries, gains, syrup, caramel and some herbal notes.
mike_77 (3941) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown and full of chunks. Lots of dried fruits and a hint of cocoa. Sweet and sharpmred fruits, also a blackberry taste which is both sweet and slightly sour. Quite rich and warming.
MichaelAwesome (5729) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schön dick und vollmundig mit einer ordentlichen prise an Früchten im Aroma. Daneben spielt der Alkohol eine nicht zu geringe Rolle, während Brot und Erde eine gewisse Grundehrlichkeit verleihen. Nicht schlecht.
McTapps (5734) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep brown colour with a steady head and smooth body. Aroma of Belgian yeast, flowers and hops. Taste of Belgian yeast, dark fruits, plums, dried fruits, wine, oak, chooclate, malt, flowers, caramel, bread and hops. Belgian, strong finish. Very complex beer.
bipe74 (3) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Meget mørk, og tung øl. Ikke meget skum. Dufter meget af frugt, smagen er sød og kraftig, er lidt "tung" i smagen, måske det er chokoladen der gør det
Taradil (35) - - JUL 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color: dark brown, hazy.
Head: non-existent, very poor.
Aroma: sweet, wine, sweet fruits.
Taste: sweet dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, wine, oak, belgian yeast.
Very good beer
Patdelichte (52) - - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Een van de lekkerste IPS die ik tot nu toe op heb. Wat zachtere caramel/koffie smaak en is daardoor vrij toegankelijk.
veceo (851) - CROATIA - JUL 11, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown color, thin brownish head. Aroma is very fruity, nutty, roasty, with coffee and chocolate ice cream. Taste is fairly sweet, thick and warming, very fruity, dark chocolate, smoke, light tartness. Smooth and complex. Full body, soft carbonation. Excellent.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Neorej80 (350) - - JUL 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of coffee, caramel, chocolate and toasted bread. Dark with a very small off white head. Thick and full bodied with hints of rasins, oak, wine, roasted bread, coffee and chocolate. Lots of flavours and a bit alcoholic. Very sweet as well. Aftertaste a bit dry and malty.